RUGELEY 2nd XV ran out convincing 19-10 winners over visiting Warley on Saturday.
The Rugeley forwards pushed and gained ground early on, but the opening score did not arrive until the 25th minute when Warley conceded a penalty and Matty Keys was successful with the kick.
Rugeley continued to shine and on 40 minutes they increased their advantage when Jack Richards received a pass and raced, uncontested, over the line for an unconverted try.
Warley started the second half with a little more fight and brought the game to Rugeley with a passion that was very apparent.
But the home side, with their large pack and forwards play, were able to keep Warley at bay.
That was until the visitors finally put points on the board with an uncon- verted score after 22 minutes.
On the half hour, Rugeley were awarded a penalty 20 metres out and Keys stepped up to calmly put another three points on the board for a home lead of 11-5.
At this point, Warley became a little disorganised and Rugeley took full advantage to increase the lead with yet another Keys penalty just five minutes later.
However, Warley suddenly bounced back and put the home side under pressure.
A mistake by Rugeley in their own 22 led to the visitors grabbing an unconverted score.
In the final seconds of the match, Rugeley fly half Dave Bagnall collected the ball and ran the full length of the pitch before passing to Matty Stubbs for his first try for the 2nd XV.
Rugeley’s man of the match award went to Eddie Rodger for his overall involvement and discipline throughout the match.